• Highland Reel wins another big one, this time in the Prince of Wales's at Royal Ascot.Posted 2 days ago
  • Highland Reel (2-1) powers to victory in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (G1) at Royal AscotPosted 2 days ago
  • Lady Aurelia (2-1) easily wins at Royal Ascot again in the King's Stand (G1).Posted 3 days ago
  • Timeline (1-10) cruises in Monmouth's Pegasus Stakes to remain perfect..Posted 4 days ago
  • Sweeping Paddy (7-2) pounces and scores in the Regret Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Gun Runner (1-2) romps home much the best in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster.Posted 5 days ago
  • Forever Unbridled (1-1) way too much for her Fleur de Lis foes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Kasaqui (3-1) rolls down the lane to victory in the Wise Dan.Posted 5 days ago
  • Faypien (7-2) edges Mopotism in the Grade 2 Summertime Oaks.Posted 5 days ago
  • McCraken (1-5) rolls to a facile score in the Matt Winn.Posted 5 days ago
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Update: Taxi as Magna Fortunate is also known has been adopted and is now a dressage horse where he is doing well. Gail told me she sees him often and he is well cared for. She said he does well in his dressage career.
Now Battle of Midway being pointed there.
Different League is the first graded stakes winner for Dabirsim, and she also happens to be his first graded stakes runner, too! He has only 12 runners currently, but this far in he's done very well with fewer runners than many of the other first season sires have.
3/3 Undefeated Watch.
Does Scat Daddy have any G1 winner (s) on North American dirt?
Very thrilled with her win in the G3 Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot today! This is her first time in graded stakes company, and she looked great winning it from the front. She is now undefeated in 3 races as a 2yo!
In the discussion below about the BCC and HOTY, RealDynastyPicks writes the following: 'I think Blame didn't win because the voters see G1's as G1's, and some of them are weighted differently (KY Derby, BCC), but I do agree, the races Blame won were much tougher, and should he have won, probably, but with what Zenyatta did in 2010," This leads to an important point - do we have too many G1s? Have we cheapened it too much? The BCC is a G1, but so is the Fourstardave at Saratoga (in fact, it boggles my mind that with so few turf horses, there are so many G1s), and yet great races like the Blue Grass, Wood Memorial, Brooklyn and Suburban are G2s? If there is no way the TOBA will downgrade many of the inflated G1s, how about creating a new superclass for the truly great races - maybe call it Championship Grade, or Premiere Grade (much like British soccer has the Premiere League above the 1st division). These would include the Breeder's Cup races (but can we can rid of some silly ones like the Turf Sprint and Juvenile Turf? - again with the ridiculous turf races in a continent of dirt racing), the TC races, the filly equivalent of the TC, the Travers, the Pegasus, and a few key Handicap races -- Metropolitan, Pacific Classic, Whitney and Clark or Foster for the males, the Beholder and a couple of NYRA G1s for the females. Your thoughts?
Why this horse is not on the undefeated watch list?!
Winter is here! Wow what a run in the Coronation!
He is the BEST Euro sprinter! Would love to see him in the BC Turf Sprint against Lady Aurelia!
He's a beast!!!! Reared up in the gate like let me Out!!! I'm ready to run
I really enjoy watching the replay of the Belmont over and over, I'm so happy Tapwrit won!
This gelding is running twice in one week at Santa Anita. His racing record indicates excessive racing. Maybe he'd perform better if the team gave him a decent rest between gigs (i.e., a month or so like the prominent teams do). What's the problem?
Worked on the turf last week. Belmont Oaks possibly?
On the track this morning - 6/22 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fae181b09249716228de3726d609293c2bdf0acb00fc775a1032bd2492269713.jpg
Suffused worked 5f, June 22nd, in 1:03.11 (b) finishing 2/7.
Camelot Kitten worked 4f, June 22nd, in 49.66 (b) finishing 25/68.
Madefromlucky worked 4f, June 22nd, in 50.97 (b) finishing 18/30.
Songbird worked 4f, June 22nd, in 48.20 (b) finishing 6/46
Shaman Ghost worked 7f, June 22nd, in 1:27.50 (b) finishing 1/2.

Meet Kevin Kerstein 

Long story short, I took the long road getting involved in the industry. I did not get into horse racing until 2008 when I came to Louisville for college.

I'm originally from outside of Philadelphia and attend college at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Since I was 15 I was involved with working in radio and TV. I first covered horse racing at the 2011 Kentucky Derby and my passion just continues to grow. Let the early mornings begin and the Derby fever heat up as we hit the backside to get the exclusive stories leading up to the first Saturday in May.  

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